Course

A Level Physics

Exam Board

OCR

Pass Rate

100%

Assessment

100% Exam

Entry Requirements

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About the Course

Students studying physics develop skills in numeracy, analysis and problem solving which makes them highly sought after by employers and universities.  As one of the most respected A-Levels, physics students are found working in an unparalleled variety of careers.  During the course, students will study how physics plays a role in area as diverse as diagnostic techniques in hospitals, electrical and sound engineering, metrology and architecture to name a few.

Course Structure:

Developing Practical Skills in Physics

You will increase your proficiency in designing and carrying out experiments.  This module helps develop the techniques required by any professional research scientist as well as develop problem solving skills highly valued by business and law employers. 

Foundations of Physics
You will study how to use vectors to represent forces and motion, derive experimental units from base units and manipulate experimental uncertainties.  Students develop advanced numeracy skills which are highly prized by the financial industries. 

Forces and Motion
You will study calculations and graphical analysis based on motion, derive and use work, energy and power equations and investigate material properties. This skills are the foundations for engineers and architects.                                                     

Electrons, Waves and Photons

You will study electrical physics both practically and theoretically using a wide variety of circuits and real-world applications. You will investigate wave-behaviour for a series of physical phenomena such as diffraction and interference.  Finally, you will investigate quantum behaviour through studying wave-particle duality, the photoelectric effect and the physics of photons.   This module provides an excellent introduction for the skills needed for electronics, sound engineering and meteorology.

Newtonian World and Astrophysics

You will study collisions and orbits whilst investigating the birth of the universe.  This module builds on the foundations of the skills for needed by all engineers. 

Particles and Medical Physics

You will study the very foundations of the world around you, building up a complex model of the universe.  Students then study the increasing importance of physics in the medical profession.  This module is highly useful for a whole host of careers ranging from dentistry, optometry, medicine and veterinary sciences.